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Gadfly
Interests: theology, wood turning, classic rock and roll, Southern Gospel, finger-picking guitar, philosophy, historical novels, and virtually everything else
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What response would we exhibit if we suddenly found a Lamborghini parked in our driveway with a big bow tied on it? Would we not rejoice in the gift? Certainly this New Covenant puts that "gift" to shame. Continue reading
Posted 13 hours ago at Gadfly's Muse
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Effectively the entire social order of our country would be thrown into a period of uncertainty and confusion and people would wonder how it's going to work out. ...Things are different. We cannot ignore the consequences. Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Gadfly's Muse
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With all that going on any of us can find ourselves just putting one foot in front of the other. Not seeing much, not appreciating much, just moving on. But we don't have to live that way. Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Gadfly's Muse
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From the earliest historical evidences of human habitation in this beautiful world, we see that worship and religion are always present. Men feel an inherent need to pray... but to "who" or "what?" Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Gadfly's Muse
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When my journey ended it took me about two days of sleeping in my own bed, getting my breath and coming out of the state of stress that had dominated me for weeks and built up on the trip. The "Rest Stops" were necessary to continue the journey but what I really wanted, even hungered for, was to be home. Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Gadfly's Muse
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Even the bad guys are hilarious, and trust me, there are very few good guys. Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Gadfly's Muse
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It's time for the Church to relearn this lesson and seriously embark on a journey back to holiness in life and conduct. Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Gadfly's Muse
Posted 6 days ago at Gadfly's Muse
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He is the lily of the valley, the bright and morning star... He is the fairest of ten thousand to my soul. Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Gadfly's Muse
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...if we had no other first-century evidence for the movement that came to be called Christianity, this letter ought to make us think: Something is going on here. Something is different. Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2019 at Gadfly's Muse
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Then and only then can we say, with sincerity, "it's a wonderful world." Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2019 at Gadfly's Muse
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That is the only way we can really make a difference in it. Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2019 at Gadfly's Muse
Posted Mar 14, 2019 at Gadfly's Muse
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Image = "Standing Out", 2018 Paul's tears are very apparent in this passage. There are the tears for the fallen state of the world around him (ch. 3:1-9). Certainly the world was evil but its trajectory was not upward, but... Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2019 at Gadfly's Muse
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Image: "Obscured by Baubles", Cozumel Street Scene, 2018 It's all a matter of perspective. It is often said that 'life is hard and then you die.' As with all proverbs there is truth there which must be pondered to really... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2019 at Gadfly's Muse
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How I long to believe in and love the Lord Christ as did Paul..... Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2019 at Gadfly's Muse
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How could any person who seeks sincerely and honestly to submit to the search light of God's word, upon reading this chapter, fail to be astonished and humbled. Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2019 at Gadfly's Muse
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On the face of it, this chapter can sound pretty harsh but Paul wants us to stay focused on the crucial nature of our Christian witness. Jesus told us that we are to be "wise as serpents" in regard to the world about us and unfortunately, even the world inside our church fellowship. We must keep in mind that a crucial aspect of Godly Christian Witness is a cheerful sense of vocation. Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2019 at Gadfly's Muse
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Ephesians 5:3–7 (NKJV) 3 But fornication and all uncleanness or covetousness, let it not even be named among you, as is fitting for saints; 4 neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor coarse jesting, which are not fitting, but rather giving... Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2016 at Gadfly's Muse
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As the marsh-hen secretly builds on the watery sod, Behold I will build me a nest on the greatness of God: Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2016 at Gadfly's Muse
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I have said it often in my life, men are fundamentally much more romantic than women... we just show it differently. ... But right now, in my not so humble opinion, the pendulum has swung too far. There needs to be a conscious reawakening of men and boys to the call of virtuous manhood. Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2016 at Gadfly's Muse
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[Budding Leaf, 2016, JA Van Devender] 2 Timothy 1:8–10 (NKJV) 8 Therefore do not be ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me His prisoner, but share with me in the sufferings for the gospel according to the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2016 at Gadfly's Muse
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This was the New Day that Jesus arose to and ushered in. This is the New Day that has not yet passed. Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2016 at Gadfly's Muse
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That is the "Stark Reality" of Easter. As the trees glow in the morning light now, so, the same trees were starkly different to the eye on that day a few weeks past. Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2016 at Gadfly's Muse
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It remains to old men, I think, to rejoice at the degree of their ignorance Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2016 at Gadfly's Muse